Friendships

Sauber driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco answers to reporters during a news conference, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — When Charles Leclerc races for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, he will carry with him the memories of his father and his close friend Jules Bianchi. The 20-year-old Leclerc will become the first driver from Monaco to race on the famed track since Olivier Beretta in...
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ADDS DATE AND PLACE OF THE PHOTO - In this Feb. 18, 2018, photo provided by Ashley Fonseca, her cousin Christopher Riley Garcia, left, poses for a picture with Ashley and Robert Zamora in Houston. A gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, killing 10 people, including Christopher Riley Garcia, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Courtesy of Ashley Fonseca via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least two of the student victims of a mass shooting at a Texas high school tried to block the advance of a gunman and were killed when he shot through the doors. A classmate of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school says Chris Stone and other students tried to...
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Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among those killed in the shooting, according to a leader at a program for foreign exchange students and the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. Megan Lysaght, manager of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Abroad program (YES), sent a letter to students in the program confirming that Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
May 20, 2018 - 3:10 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a substitute teacher whose home frequently hosted family gatherings were among the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school. Friends and family members of the eight...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrive for a media availability at the State Department, Friday, May 11, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 11, 2018 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States aspires to have North Korea as a "close partner" and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, noting that the U.S. has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. Pompeo said he had told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of that...
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President Donald Trump, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron, right, share a toast during the State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first state dinner of the Trump administration (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France have toasted to continued warm relations between their countries. Macron was honored Tuesday at the first state dinner of...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, US President Donald Trump, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron, right, during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. Macron arrives Monday April 23, 2018 in Washington for the first state visit of Trump’s presidency. The two men have an unlikely friendship, despite strong differences on areas such as climate change. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump. From their first bone-squeezing handshake to Macron's recent claim that he persuaded Trump to bomb Syria, it's been an...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:12 am
GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend." Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw looks down as he leaves a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (unseen) at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo. Htin Kyaw, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced that he is retiring. A statement posted Wednesday on the Myanmar President Office’s Facebook page said that he was retiring from his duties. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 4:52 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday that he was retiring, a move that puts a representative of the country's already powerful military at least temporarily in a position of executive power. An announcement posted on the Facebook page...
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Norway's Christoffer Svae, right, shakes hands with Canada's Ben Herbert after their match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, curlers and their fans agree: In an era of vitriol and venom, curling may be the perfect antidote to our troubled times. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace. But never fear: We have curling. The sport with the frenzied sweeping and...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hold a joint news conference at the Griffith Observatory Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 10, 2018 - 2:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posed for a selfie with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and talked up ties between their two countries Saturday, the last day of his three-day swing through California. Dressed in shorts and athletic shirts, the two men spoke with reporters...
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